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Our Principal

new principal 01 2023Our Principal, Mrs. Megan Esquer

Welcome to all Bassett students and families!


I am excited to be the new Principal of the Sunkist Elementary School, home of the college-bound tigers. I am honored to join this amazing Tiger Team and community. I have been in education for over 20 years, serving as a Head Start pre-school teacher, elementary school teacher and middle school assistant principal. As your principal, I am committed to supporting a safe, positive, and inclusive learning environment for our Tigers. I genuinely believe in making valuable connections with our students, families, and Tiger staff.


In 2015 Sunkist officially became a "No Excuses University" (NEU) school. Today we continue to build on the six exceptional systems of NEU. We do this work because we believe that every student deserves to be educated in a way that prepares them for college. We also believe in educating the whole child, so we focus on Social Emotional Learning and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) to nurture “kids of character.” In every classroom, we provide all our students with daily rigorous instruction that promotes the development of the 21st century skills of: communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.


Sunkist continues to recognize many students have great needs both in academics and social-emotional learning. We support these needs by including interventions during the school day to ensure all students meet their goals. We will continue to focus on three areas of critical importance for our students and the Bassett community: provide a safe and welcoming learning environment, work with parents and students to increase daily attendance, and provide engaging and rigorous learning that will set up students for success in middle school, doing our part to prepare college and career-ready students.


I look forward to working with every one of you to ensure that our students receive the best educational experience possible. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns. I also invite you to visit our website and to follow us on Parent Square, Class Dojo, Instagram, and Facebook for information, announcements, and updates.


On behalf of the whole “Tiger Team,” I would like to wish all of you a successful remainder of the school year and always remember, "after Bassett High School, comes college".




Megan Esquer